So Niclcole Tamarin messaged me to tell me the subject on Illustration Friday was "Glasses." I have never participated in that site before today, but how could I NOT do it now for the first time?? Check it out! I posted my family portrait shown below.
I was recently interviewed by Monica Lee over at Smart Creative Women. Monica runs a great site that gives people the opportunity to hear about artistic journeys from the artists themselves. She also offers sage career advice and consultation if you are a working artist or creative person.
I was happy to share my history, even if I did reveal the extent to which I STILL have my Rockland County New York accent! I don't know about you, but I love getting to know the hows, whys, and wherefores that artists go through to get to where they end up. I truly enjoyed talking about my own winding life journey in the arts.
I am also sharing some pictures from my home as well as some new paintings. To be honest, everything in my life is pretty connected: the books, the art and the things I collect. Can't really take one thing away from the other. So go over to my other blogs, Design Rocket and Cats and Jammers Studio for more peeks into my studios and home!
Thanks to my good friend, Jan Koslowski, I now know that, yes, indeed, there ARE chocolate glasses. Isn't everything made into chocolate at some point? even some things we would rather not think about? But I digress...
So, now the challenge is to find a great excuse to get a bunch of these chcolate frames, because I have to order at least 20 chocolate specs to get any chocolate specs. I could shoot for the Glamorous Glasses book release party in October, but it could get a little costly. Maybe I need to offer these as prizes? Either way, I will figure something out and come up with a meaningful justification for ordering them. You can find them yourself here. And if you can figure out a reason why I simply HAVE to have them, let me know.
But, wait. Chocolate glasses aren't the only way to "absorb" the very essence of eyewear. I found these delicious looking Glamorous Glasses on Etsy:
Since these are somewhat more affordable, I DO plan on getting these for the party. Because it has to happen, you know? But, once Jan showed me that I could have chocolate glasses, in addtion to the cookie glasses, I decided there MUST be other edible eyewear items out there in the magic world of the internet. I came upon these:
Those cute glasses came from the blog "Hannah Made." Yum. But wait! There's more!
These are eyeglass cookies from "A Dozen Eggs" bake shop in Vermont. Already placed an inquiry...
Last, but not least, I found these on the blog, San Diego Cooks. Edible eyewear for Halloween? I approve.
Just so you know, I am well aware that there are those of you who prefer other sorts of assesories in your closets. Like pocketbooks. Or shoes. Or bikini bottoms on round tushies. Guess what. I found edible versions of those, as well. So have fun. And take comfort in this: You CAN eat your favorite fashion statement and have it, too!
Thanks to set-up CSS help from my favorite web guy, Eric Dubois, I now have a brand new blog for writing about anything that has anything to do with--what else--glasses! I can post links to cool vintage frames on Etsy and other sites, I can share my latest additions to my eyeglass collection, I can talk about news in the world of eye glasses and I can blog about fun things that are just plain silly or cool or have even the tiniest, and I mean tiniest, connection to glasses.
For example, I bought the crazy piece of kitsch above on Etsy for the obvious reason: it's a book reading, glasses wearing knick knack of a dog reading a book. What's not to love about a chotchka with glasses on its face?
And if you think THAT'S silly, just wait. There's plenty more where that came from.